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Old 02-27-2011, 09:14 PM   #29
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I am sure it can do all the same things as a shovel tool. ....or at least tried.
You would not believe the stories .....if you ever wore dog tags you had a P-38.
P-38 Can Opener The Armys Greatest Invention
Hey, I used to have one of those, and I never figured out what it was! I wonder if I can still find it...
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:17 PM   #30
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I am sure it can do all the same things as a shovel tool. ....or at least tried.
You would not believe the stories .....if you ever wore dog tags you had a P-38.
P-38 Can Opener The Armys Greatest Invention
That is the best thing I was ever issued! I got a four day pass one time for knowing why there was a hole in it! I still have my P-38 I swiped from my ALSE guy when he wasn't looking! I prefer the American E-tool to the Chinese piece of dung. I've done some damage with my E-tool back in the day....
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P-38 can opener

Yeah, I bought a dozen one time and keep some handy in the trailer. One hung on a handle of the cooler with a loop of bead chain. The neat thing about those babies is they will open any can. (Although the can opener blade of my Swiss Army knife will, too.)
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Here's a shovel that is American made. I don't know how it works but it sure looks wicked.

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:29 AM   #33
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I was introduced to the P-38 when working on a forest fire fighting supply crew in Alaska in 1971. One should be in the Smithsonian.
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Not from here, so don't understand the idea of countries and borders. Very hard to tell all you people apart. You are so happy and similar.

But I must say, it seems to me that a mini-shovel that does dig-grapple-shield-chop-saw-cut is superior to open-food-can tool anyday.
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I tried digging a trench with a P-38 once and it didn't work too well, my friend Jose Cuervo was with me but he didn't help much.
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I have found that Jose is of little or no help with any project. He's just nice to have around.
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I tried digging a trench with a P-38 once and it didn't work too well, my friend Jose Cuervo was with me but he didn't help much.
Jose is a buddy of mine, nice to have around.
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Jose is a buddy of mine, nice to have around.
Although an emigrant to this country, Jose has become quite popular and earned many honors. There is even a line in the nation anthem about him:

"Jose, can you see?"

Here is a song written by a friend of his.

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" But I must say, it seems to me that a mini-shovel that does dig-grapple-shield-chop-saw-cut is superior to open-food-can tool anyday. "


watched the video - was semi-impressed. there was no real continuity of use.

just wonder how many tools were used/injured in the making of the video.

in my experience with certain overseas items, it seems that after the first few
(or single?) uses the item breaks, leaks, cracks, falls apart, plays dead, etc.
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Jose' is a good friend, and I like Margaritas as well as the next guy, but when I learned that tequila is fermented by a bacteria rather than a good, honest, yeast I never felt quite the same about it. . . For bulk consumption I'll stick to gin 'n tonics.
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in my experience with certain overseas items, it seems that after the first few
(or single?) uses the item breaks, leaks, cracks, falls apart, plays dead, etc.
I would have to agree. When I buy a cheap chinese made tool I expect it to be single use. I usually only buy that kind of stuff if it's something I only need for one project, can't find one to rent or borrow, and figure it's better to buy it cheap than pay way more for a tool I'll probably never need again.
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in my experience with certain overseas items, it seems that after the first few
(or single?) uses the item breaks, leaks, cracks, falls apart, plays dead, etc.
Two comments:

1. You forgot poisons you kids, kills your pets, makes your hair fall out, and causes your stuff to drop off.

2. Keep in mind that this was initially made for them to use. Perhaps they build that stuff better. (maybe this emoticon would be more appropriate for Australia, but it was the best I could find)

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